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Shape Up with Celebs

RISMEDIA, February 7, 2009-(MCT)-Along with the new year comes loads of diet books promising fantastic results if you follow their plan. This year, "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson has published his diet memoir "Slash Sugar, Cut Cholestorol, and Get a ...


Getaways – Hitting the Beech for Spring Break

RISMEDIA, February 6, 2009-(MCT)-Southern. Spring. Skiing. Connect the dots, and you've got the picture of North Carolina's Ski Beech at Beech Mountain Resort, which, at an elevation of 5,506 feet, is the highest ski area east of the Rocky Mountains. ...


Salmonella Outbreak – What You Need to Know

RISMEDIA, February 5, 2009-(MCT)-Consumers must remain vigilant about tossing salmonella-tainted peanut products found during a recent outbreak, food safety experts said. A few more people get sick every week. More than 400 products have been recalled, and more products are recalled daily. And last week, the Georgia factory blamed for ...


Valuable Valentine’s Day Tips for a Romantic and Affordable Holiday

RISMEDIA, February 4, 2009-The hype surrounding Valentine's Day has long influenced American consumers to dig deep into their pockets for the traditional roses, chocolates, and jewelry. According to a 2008 report from the National Retail Federation, consumers expected to spend ...


A High-Tech Spin on Drive-Through Order-Taking

RISMEDIA, February 3, 2009-(MCT)-That crackling voice taking your order at a fast food drive-through may come from a lot farther away than the restaurant: Try Texas, or even overseas. ...


Hittin’ the Slopes – Industry Sees Changes as Baby Boomers Keep Skiing

By Joan Verdon ...


Avoid These Retirement Planning Mistakes

By Dan Serra ...


Getaways – Florida’s ‘Undiscovered Gem’

By Ellen Creager ...


Save a Tree – Get a Refund Faster

By Kara McGuire ...


Putting it in the Bank – Saving is Back in Vogue

By Kara McGuire ...


6.5 Million Homes Still Unprepared for the Switch to Digital Television

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2009-More than 6.5 million U.S. households-or 5.7% of all homes-are not ready for the upcoming transition to all-digital broadcasting and would be unable to receive any television programming at all if the transition occurred today, The Nielsen Company reported. This is an ...


The Top 10 ‘Dreamy’ Neighborhoods

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2009-In honor of HGTV's 13th Dream Home Giveaway, FrontDoor explores 10 of the dreamiest places to live in the United States. Whether it's lush acreage, majestic views or exclusivity that you crave, each of these neighborhoods offers all that and more. Perhaps ...


Using Paint to Chase Away the Winter Blues

By Joan Morris ...


Getaways – Grand Ole Nashville

By Ellen Creager ...


Save Your Hard-earned Cash from Scams

By Nicole Paitsel ...


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